Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) said he will veto a bill passed by both houses of the legislature to expand the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program, in a statement from his office in Harrisburg on June 12.
“I’ve seen enough to know that this is not something I think is good for Pennsylvania,” Wolf said after a public appearance in Philadelphia on June 12, the Pennsylvania Capital-Star reported. “It distracts from what we ought to be focusing on, which is educating every child through our public school system,” Wolf said.The EITC program provides K-12 scholarships to families for their children to attend public or private schools. It is funded by donations from corporations, for which they receive a credit against state income taxes.